There is someone out there…

There is someone out there…

…who is lying in a hospital bed, battling cancer for as long as she can remember, each new day coming with a new struggle and fight as her body continues to weaken, not knowing if she should keep on fighting or if she should just give up, never knowing if today will be her last.

…who is standing in front of the grave of a loved one, having lost them to a tragic death, living each day in darkness and despair, not being able to imagine a future without them and not understanding why God chose to take them away.

…who is looking inside her empty fridge, not having eaten a meal in days and not knowing the next time she will have food on the table.

…who is holding his final paycheck in his hands, having lost his job and source of income and doesn’t know how much longer he can keep a roof over his family’s heads.

…who is standing on the edge of a bridge, contemplating suicide because life is so dark, hopeless, and lonely and they would rather end it then have to face it one more day.

…who has no father to walk her down the aisle on her wedding day because she was abandoned as a child and never had the chance to grow up in a family with parents who loved her, cared for her, and taught her to value herself, constantly living her life wondering why she was unwanted, unloved, and uncared for by her own flesh and blood.

…who doesn’t come home to a warm, welcoming environment but to abuse and violence that is hidden behind closed doors and never spoken about out loud, who doesn’t know what it feels like to be loved and cherished by someone rather than hurt and abused by them.

…who is holding the crushed white particles in his hands… not being able to throw it away, having been addicted to the drugs that has torn apart his life and no longer knowing if there will ever be a day where he can live without the need for a substance to keep him going.

…who has never heard of Jesus , who lives his life with no purpose and no direction, who don’t know about the hope he has for eternal life if he only accepts Him as his Savior.

Today…take the time to count your blessings and thank God for what you do have going for you in life. There is always someone out there who has it worst than you.

Be blessed!

be thankful, gratitude, thank Godphoto credit: [beatriz] via vi.sualize

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5 thoughts on “There is someone out there…

  1. I heard it said by a girl I once knew, “To desire more than the life given is at the very least, selfish” God is good to us, it’s just people like to use God to explain life’s difficulties. It’s almost like putting God in the middle of our problems, as if he had something to do with it. Great post! I realize everyday that God has been there for me. As one who has had great success despite being autistic, God has never abandoned me. Today, I am a thriving college student and aspiring journalist. Who would have thought that years ago. As I could barely speak, had horrible social skills, took years of speech-therapy as a child, and had few friends. My best friend God always had my back. We should always be thankful because to wake up is a new opportunity, yesterday is gone, we need to seize our moments. Thanks again for your post. God’s richest blessings!

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    • Your story is so encouraging to hear! God is there even in the midst of our pain and our challenges and we can turn challenges into opportunities to do things that people don’t think we can do (with God’s help). And waking up every single day is a huge blessing of its own that we often times take for granted because it happens every day. It’s only when death enters into our life through someone close to us that it reminds us once again of how short and unpredictable life really is and how precious the time that we have is.

      Thank you for stopping by. May God continue blessing you and using you for His glory through your life and through your writing. Be blessed!

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  2. This brought tears to my eyes. I have known so many like these… WE, as Almighty God’s chosen ambassadors MUST keep our lights burning! Thanks for posting Anna.
    Blessings
    Stephanie

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